Peet's Coffee Explorer Series is a monthly coffee subscription box that sends a different limited release coffee roast. Each of these limited release coffees is made from single-origin beans and are roasted to order, ground (or not) to your preference, and shipped within 24 hours.
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About This Subscription Box from Peet's Coffee
The Subscription Box: Peet's Coffee Explorer Series
The Cost: $18 for one pound/month, $35 for two pounds/month, or $49 for three pounds/month. Free ground shipping.
The Products: Each month features a different single-origin, limited-release coffee that is shipped within 24 hours of being roasted to order.
Ships to: US (free shipping) & International (the cost of ground shipping is credited towards your shipping preference of 2nd-day air, next day air, or international shipping)
Peet's Coffee Peru Chirinos Organic Review
Peru Chirinos Organic, 16 oz.- Estimated Value $19.95
This month's featured limited release coffee roast is made from beans that are freshly harvested from the highlands of Peru with an altitude of over 20,000 ft above sea level. The tasting notes are minimal and only found on the label; this roast is described as "fresh and floral with apricot sweetness." I really enjoy this roast! I normally add some cream, sometimes flavored, but I always try it black before doing anything to it. This brew was so good that I just liked it black! The flavor and subtle sweetness were just right for me the way it was.
Peet's Coffee roasts your beans to order, within 24 hours of them shipping to you. It's fantastic and I can really tell from the second I open the bag and get the first inhale of the glorious coffee aroma. The beans stay fresh within 90 days of roasting.
Of course, they include tips and instructions for brewing the best cup of this coffee possible. It's key to use fresh beans and fresh, cold, filtered water. Their recipe for brewing this roast is 2 tablespoons for every 6 ounces of water.
When you sign up you submit your preferences for how many pounds per month you want in your subscription and also how you want them: whole bean, ground for drip, ground for espresso, ground for press pot & percolator, or ground for a commercial brewer.
Verdict: I'm really happy with my experience with Peet's Coffee Explorer Series subscription. I think it's a great idea to feature a different single-origin roast and I'm excited to try different brews that feel special and have a new destination to explore each month. They've announced the next roast: Rwanda Ejo Heza, produced by a Rwandan women's cooperative and described as "rich, red fruits and smooth butterscotch."
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive March's Ejo Heza limited release coffee.
Value Breakdown: Peet's Coffees sell for $19.95/lb, so at $18/month you're receiving a discount of about 10% plus free shipping.
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